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Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems
     

Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems

by Jay Miller
 

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Turbochargers are incredibly appealing to performance enthusiasts because of their ability to add free horsepower - and lots of it - to almost any engine or vehicle. Today, it seems easier than ever for the average gearhead to harness the incredible power-building capability of turbochargers. Those who want to increase the performance of their existing turbo system,

Overview

Turbochargers are incredibly appealing to performance enthusiasts because of their ability to add free horsepower - and lots of it - to almost any engine or vehicle. Today, it seems easier than ever for the average gearhead to harness the incredible power-building capability of turbochargers. Those who want to increase the performance of their existing turbo system, or those who want to add a turbo to an existing engine, have never had so many components, vendors, and information resources to choose from.

Unfortunately, this wealth of options and opinions can be hard to understand and navigate. That's where Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems comes in. This book is the most complete, detailed, up-to-date resource on anything and everything to do with turbochargers. Whether you're running gas or diesel, 4, 6, 8, or more cylinders, this book will teach you to design, test, install, and maintain your high-performance turbo system. You'll learn how turbochargers work, how to choose the right turbo or turbos for your engine by reading flow maps, and how to tune your engine to run perfectly with your turbo system.

Author Jay Miller uses more than 300 photos and the perfect blend of technical and common-sense information to help you build boost fast and make more horsepower and torque. He discusses the various components of a turbocharger and explains how to decode complicated turbocharger model numbers, compressor maps, and other specs. If you run into problems with your turbo system, there's also a detailed chapter on failure analysis to help you figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.

Editorial Reviews

Mustang Enthusiast
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Diesel Progress
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Racecar Engineering
"Whilst by no means an in-depth study into the minutiae of turbocharger engineering, this book does provide a very useful reference for the DIY racer/engine builder looking to explore forced induction." -Racecar Engineering
Performance in Motion
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American Car World
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Car Craft
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Underhood Service
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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
"This title is the perfect blend of technical and common sense information, and is an easy read thanks to author Jay K. Miller's use of more than 300 photos." Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, November 2008
Engine Professional
"You will really enjoy the finished product if you follow the rules in this book." -Engine Professional, reviewed by Mike Caruso, Oct-Dec. 2008
Danny Racecar Engineering (UK)
Yet another excellent title from Car Tech. . . The author Jay K. Miller has a long history of turbo engineering including time spent with Gale Banks engineering, so he knows his stuff. . . The title covers everything from basic turbo architecture to turbo failure analysis, with a very informative section covering performance diesel applications, an area increasingly in the motor sport spotlight. . . this book does provide a very useful reference for the DIY racer/engine builder looking to explore forced induction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932494297
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
272,787
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jay K. Miller began his career in the turbocharger industry straight out of Indiana State University's Automotive Technology Department. He currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Diesel Injection Service Company, the largest turbocharger distributor in North America. He is also the former executive vice president and general manager of Gale Banks Engineering, one of the nation's top designers and retailers of aftermarket turbocharger systems.

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